Our passion is to empower individuals with the knowledge that they are responsible for creating their own realities, self-esteem, and behaviour. We look towards creating a consciously evolving community in which all individuals connect with each other and the earth in oneness. Through training and openness, the true human qualities of determination, forgiveness, compassion, respect, honour, and integrity can flourish inside us. As we bring this presence into our daily lives we become steady and confident, firm but flexible, disciplined yet spontaneous, intense but light, focused while flowing.
We strive for excellence and set high standards while treating each student as a unique individual with their own special needs and style of learning. Our philosophy and approach to teaching is based on the strong belief that all students, regardless of their strengths and weaknesses, are gifts. Whether the student is athletically elite or has delayed motor skills, every person is welcome as we all add something distinctive and valuable to the learning experience. Classes are high energy and challenging with a blend of sweat, fun and shared wisdom.
We intend the following concepts to be a point of growth in each of our students:
• Great manners, self-respect, and self-discipline
• Life skills and practical tools for effective and open communication – the ability to truly hear the needs and feelings of others while assertively voicing their own
• Positive attitudes and enduring perseverance
• Greater self-confidence and inner awareness of their emotions and thoughts
• Developing a love for truth, authenticity, and leadership growth opportunities
• Physical fitness and camaraderie
• First aid, anatomy and basic nutrition knowledge
The atmosphere of the Tao is one of great respect, where all participants are honored and Martial Arts is practiced in a progressive and safe manner. Realistic training, psychological and physiological responses to the fight or flight state are discussed in detail. Consequences of techniques as well as responsibility and accountability are a primary focus. Students will glean from our classes a greater understanding of how commitment to any activity can have profound and positive effect on one’s life. The goal is to teach the true nature of Martial Arts, as the art of healing and self-discovery. Students will be experiencing aspects of soft and hard styles, from the flowing and yielding concepts of Aikido and Tai Chi, to the counter striking and joint locking of Hapkido and Kempo. Our approach encourages respectful communication and harmonious interaction with others.
We strive to develop inner peace and stillness for the highest potential of each individual to emerge through the vehicle of Martial Arts. Our programs consist within a non-competitive atmosphere where students are invited to accept themselves and each other with non-judgment. We model and teach unconditional acceptance in all aspects of the student’s training. Students are encouraged to do their best without feeling that they must be the best in order to be accepted or appreciated.
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